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Bombers in Greece Target France’s Sarkozy

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Posted on Nov 1, 2010
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Two men in their early 20s have been arrested in Greece in connection with four mail bombs addressed to French President Nicolas Sarkozy and the Mexican, Belgian and Dutch embassies in Athens.

BBC:

The first package detonated when a woman working at the courier company became suspicious of the contents and threw it to the ground.

Another package addressed to the Dutch embassy was found at the offices of a second company and a controlled explosion was later carried out.

As police arrived, two men described as wearing wigs and bulletproof vests and carrying handguns, were arrested at a bus stop.

At this point, two further packages were found, addressed to the French president and the Belgian embassy.

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By diamond, November 2, 2010 at 6:42 pm Link to this comment

In the week leading up to the midterms? And the person who gave the tip on the bomb parcels is described on the news as ‘ex-al Qaeda’? Come on. The fish stinks from the head down. Cunning Insidious Assholes otherwise known as the CIA. The really frightening thing here is the global reach of the intelligence services and the way they can get ANYTHING and ANYONE they want on to planes, even people on terror watch lists, compiled by them, of course. A genuine terrorist would have a hard time getting any form of explosive on to a plane in the blanket security that now exists but intelligence operatives don’t.

Remember Lockerbie? Remember the suitcase put on the plane? Remember the man they framed and later released for the crime? Remember how the inquiry was called off after he was released because the government and the intelligence services didn’t want that inquiry to be held? The man they framed, al Magrahi, had a naive faith in British justice and believed that the evidence against him was so weak he could never be found guilty. He didn’t know the fix was in and he would be found guilty no matter what the evidence said. The fact is, ITW, the CIA has form, years of it, and that can’t simply be ignored so that the USA can move troops into Yemen (another third world Muslim country - one that exports a couple of billion dollars of oil a year) and set up yet another military base for ‘forward operations’.

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By morristhewise, November 2, 2010 at 11:35 am Link to this comment

Hundreds of mini-covert fighting teams whose funding is unknown have replaced
traditional CIA functions in the war against dissidents. Their members are
recruited from an ancient Indian sect who kill for the love of Kali. They use only
knives as weapons and work best at night.

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By Inherit The Wind, November 1, 2010 at 11:01 pm Link to this comment

I can’t wait for the usual gang to shout:
“Another false flag op by the CIA and Mossad!”

C’mon..I KNOW you’re out there—or are you all too tied up trying to prove that Al Qaeda in Yemen is just there to feed starving orphans?

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By Robespierre115, November 1, 2010 at 9:10 pm Link to this comment

Tariq Ali recently gave a good lecture on how we’re in a situation similar to the late 19th century when anarchists and other revolutionaries carried out similar acts in the abscence of a more organized revolutionary movement.

This wasn’t a smart tactic, but the it’s not like the world would miss Sarko. Just being honest.

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